I am a bad speller.
I have an engineer's view
Oh my deer reader
What can I dew?
With the depth of my souls
on the bottom of my fete,
I dance at this carnival
and enjoy people I meat.
Oh yes I fell bad
with words I misspell.
I know some think I will fall
and end up in hell.
When I right the first draft
there are red lines all over my paige.
If it weren't all just for namesake
my words would be all the rage.
So I will try to do better
Oh yes i certainly will
I know that my sin tax may cost me money
Its my vice or bitter peel.
I am now editing
and reading real well
my prose is looking good
People will read the story I tell.
But for those who thumb there nose
This misspelling is for yew.
I don't care if it is Christmas
or thanksgiving two.
Despite the severe cringing this brought on, I was still able to find the humor! LOL
I am not normally this bad, but I sometimes have a few errors that slip through. When I go back to read what was written, I cringe.
I was on a poetry site and actually used the word "soul" for the bottom of my feet. I felt pretty embarrassed. I am just making fun of myself and the spelling can be corrected. I need to read and reread what I write and would encourage people to do their best and edit often.
Im so bad with typos. I dont have spell check or any idea how to get it...sooooo...it takes tons of rereading, and since I knew what I meant, I read it like thats how it is and I miss lots. When I do see my mistakes I feel stupid. I relly hate seeing people go on about "oh...you spelled that wrong" or "pshaw...incorrect gammar. This sample of work is unacceptable." Your poem was grate.
Keep a spell checker
NAh you dont need it you can do so much with your bad spelling. you have great future, just go on.
I believe that it is good for us to write and express ourselves.
yes you are right, write it didnt matter how many spelling error or grammer mistakes you do , what for me matter is the content of your articles and the courage to face your mistakes. you really have written a great poem and i am pretty impressed by you so much that i am going to follow you here. you should never stop expressing yourself despite everything you face.
As someone with a lot of "engineer-types" (and the like) in my life; and someone with one-out-of-three kids who isn't exactly a natural speller (by any means), you have my understanding.
.... Then again, there's always spell-checker, so my understanding only goes so far. (Spell checker has made a huge difference for my seriously spelling-challenged son.)
I understand Lisa and I promise that I will try very hard not to misspell. Thank goodness for spell check.
I have an engineer friend who may be laid off soon, and I keep telling him he should get a website or write about technology or finance and maybe pick up a few extra dollars. He keeps telling me he'd rather die than write anything. (So I give you credit. )
It is a tough economy out there. I hope he doesn't lose his job.
It is good to write. I used to write a lot of stories when I was young. We were asked to write something we did over a vacation. Most people wrote one paragraph and I wrote a 10 page story. My 8th grade teacher demeaned me in class and said I was retarded and gave me a bank of tests.
It ended up that I had a IQ well in excess of hers. I didn't write anything creative for decades. I thought I was a poor writer through high school and I didn't care that much afterwords. The writing bug was still in me so eventually I started to write again.
I know a lot of other engineers also that don't like to write. Keep encouraging him because I think everyone has something to share.
I hope all goes well for your friend on the job front.
That would be great! It'd be hard to read without cringing but it just might be worth it! LOL
awwwww...Its so funny!! He wrote it on porpoise, for a pacific reason, im sure.
Oh and thanks, Paradise, for becoming my 800th follower. Whee!
Rochelle make me 801.
It sounds like you had a good teacher. I had a bad one in 8th grade. I went to the dark side (Math and science). I am glad that I learned to enjoy writing again.
Anyone who spells as bad as me deserves to be my fan.
I laughed anyway, but with that sinking feeling you get when you see a lot of misspelled or misapplied words...
Im super serious right now. Ya' know how some people like spinach and some dont? well...I dont understand this..what about a misspelled word causes people pain? It's just one of those things I don't get, I guess.
If you read books a lot, you get used to the very clean and tidy presentation of publishers. Anything else just makes you wince inside. It's like listening to recorded music, which is very cleanly edited, then going to hear a less professional group, live. You hear the mistakes too much, sometimes, to enjoy the performance.
must be me then. no wincing. well...I do cringe when seeing my own mistakes, but I find no problem overlooking them on others work. I know that they don't have an editor. Im going to bet it has something to do with type a and b personalities and stuff like that. or maybe Im just not very observant? hmmmmm
The other answer is, "Everyone's a critic!" Except, of course, for the good and gentle souls who AREN'T! Don't worry, that's probably a good thing and you are a lot more popular on that account!
That's pretty much the sum of it.....I liken it to a mental scratching of nails on a chalk board...it's hard to enjoy a good read when there are an unacceptable amount of errors.
You know, I think if it was a published book, I would feel the same way. I was dying laughing at a menu the other day..it had a meal that was "creen beans and chicken." But stuff on line I tend to skip right over the mistakes, I dont expect it to be polished and I enjoy the sentiment. And sometimes, people meant the wrong words they choose. "mental scratching of nails" thats very good description and I think I will just be happy it doesn't happen to me. yet...
btw, I read, and have read, ALOT of books. Im a lousy typist.
Funny! Im the same weigh - typos and speling mistykes everywhere on a paige liberallly sprinklered with read ink.
Takes longer to fix than it does to write sometimes!
I almost drownded in my coffee from laughing write there
It takes me forever to edit also. On forums when I can't correct what I had written I look back and cringe.
Like DoorMattnomore and Bikash jha, I read and just enjoy what is written.
I am a natural-born-again bad speller. (I also am a bad typist.)Over the years I have improved and am pretty aware of it. More times than I want to, I end up using a spellable synonym when I am unsure.
I have learned to use spell check and depend heavily upon it.
But one of my most gratifying moments came in high school when my English teacher wrote in big red marker at the top of my page: "Girl you can write!--Now, if you could only spell!"
I loved that, because it showed he knew what was more important. Just a few days ago I found out that he,Dixon Gayer (who was also my journalism/newspaper adviser in college), passed away at the age of 92. Saw his obit in the LA TIMES online. I had made email contact with him a couple of years ago when he was only 90, and thanked him for all his help.
I once saw a very humorous piece about what a 'Spell-checker' will not pick up. In your poem many a word-phrase was 'out of context,' yet a spell-checker would have allowed the whole lot to go through unchallenged. You can see then, why such commonplace mistakes as 'your' you're would not be picked up. This is why it is necessary to not only spell-check our work but to read it through with a critical eye. And maybe more than once...
Yes, I enjoyed the limerick.
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